Practical analysis for investment professionals
03 October 2016

Top Five Articles from September: Shareholder Value and Career Coaches

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1. Is Shareholder Value Maximization the Dumbest Idea in the World?

Is shareholder value maximization the best way for a company to achieve sustainable success? Are there other parties who should be taken into account? Anjali Pradhan, CFA, tackles the issue in an interview with Robert Walker of NEI Investments.

2. Is Technology Making Us Too Bullish on Stocks?

Perhaps one reason panglossian market conditions can persist in the age of Twitter and Instagram is that omnipresent social media allow us to edit out anything that vaguely threatens our preferred mindset about stocks, writes Mark Harrison, CFA.

3. How Finance Can Build a Better World

To think about how financial professionals can change the world, Will Ortel advises that you think first about how far we’ve come.

4. Hiring a Career Coach: Is It Worth It?

When is it worth hiring your own career coach? And what kind of a coach — “career,” “executive,” “life,” “business,” “branding” — do you need anyway? Julia VanDeren offers the answers.

5. Daniel Goleman: Three Steps to Better Investing

There are three elements to emotional intelligence, according to Daniel Goleman: mindfulness, empathy, and relationship skills. Developing these attributes is critical to becoming a better investment adviser, reports Matthew Borin.

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All posts are the opinion of the author. As such, they should not be construed as investment advice, nor do the opinions expressed necessarily reflect the views of CFA Institute or the author’s employer.

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About the Author(s)
Susan Hoover, JD

Susan Hoover is currently the editor of Connexions, the CFA Society Leader newsletter. Previously, she was the digital editor, Enterprising Investor blog, CFA Institute for two years. Prior to CFA Institute, Hoover worked for McCallum & Kudravetz, PC, and the U.S. Department of the Navy in real estate and labor law. Hoover earned the CFA Institute Investment Foundations™ Certificate and holds a BA degree from Lehigh University and a JD degree from the Washington College of Law, American University.

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